Using Caution with Email Attachments & Links
While email attachments are a popular and common way to send and receive documents, they are also a common source of viruses and spam. While our ProofPoint appliance blocks most spam in email, and our virus detection software will screen most malicious attacks caution should still be used when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know. This PDF from the US-CERT department outlines general guidelines that are part of best practices when it comes to security awareness with email attachments.
Why can email attachments be dangerous.pdf — PDF document, 263 KB (269547 bytes)